Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Creatures found on earth that can live without oxygen

Taking into context the Et topic with this article, many scientists argue that life on other planets could only exist with an oxygen based atmosphere. Well now this assumption has been blown apart with this new discovery opening up the possibility for beings to exists on planets with little or no breathable atmosphere:

Scientists have found the first animals that can survive and reproduce entirely without oxygen, deep on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. The team, led by Roberto Danovaro from Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy, found three new species from the Loricifera group.
He told BBC World Service they were about a millimetre in size and looked like jellyfish in a protective shell."We plan to go back and see if there are new surprises for us," he added.

"It is a real mystery how these creatures are able to live without oxygen because until now we thought only bacteria could do this" Professor Roberto Danovaro

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Anonymous said...

This has been known for quite some time; at least two years.

Push Back said...

Some places , some planets the life their wonders how we can live with oxygen.

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